Clue in students to key reading skills with this collection of 15 action-packed mysteries. As students read each case, they’ll get the scoop on how to analyze character, read for details, understand cause and effect, make inferences, summarize, and so much more. Each reproducible story comes with a teacher page that includes before- and after-reading suggestions, writing and discussion prompts, and a vocabulary list. A great way to boost comprehension and build critical-thinking skills!
It’s no mystery why mysteries can make such powerful learning tools. All about discovery and excitement, good mysteries are inherently high-interest tales. They entice readers to keep turning pages until the detective cracks the case and the crook is revealed.
With the fun, action-packed whodunits in this book, we’ve capitalized on readers’ eagerness to solve the case by asking them to stop and reflect just before the climax. The comprehension questions at these points provide learning opportunities that are charged with excitement!
Depending on your students’ reading level, you may want to read aloud the first story to illustrate how the stopping points can help enhance their reading experience.
You’ll also find a supplemental teacher page accompanying each mystery. The page is broken down into three main sections: vocabulary, before reading, after reading